Stax studio sign back to original home

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The sign that once graced the front of one

of Memphis' best-known recording studios is back at the site where

Stax Record Co. once stood.

The 6-by-5-foot, 850-pound sign was taken away when the studio

at College and McLemore streets was demolished in 1989.

Now, the sign will be among the items displayed at a music

museum being built at the old Stax site.

The studio opened in 1960 and produced some of Memphis' most

famous rock 'n' roll and rhythm and blues recordings. Artists

working for Stax included Isaac Hayes, Albert King, Otis Redding

and Rufus and Carla Thomas.

The sign was salvaged by the Mud Island River Park when the

studio was torn down. The park sent the sign to the Stax museum in

exchange for another piece of Memphis music memorabilia. That piece

has not yet been determined.

(Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-03-28-02 1402EST